Scholarships for Incoming Students


Each year the Leadership Institute awards Leadership Scholarships to students based on:

  • A record of academic achievement
  • Evidence of leadership initiative at school and in the community
  • Demonstrated social and communication skills

Yearly scholarship values typically range from $500 to $2,000 and are renewable for up to four years for a total scholarship package ranging from $2,000 to $8,000. In order to renew scholarships, students must meet scholarship requirements indicated below. 

Application Process

1.  Submit the following documents with a postmark on or before December 31, 2015 to:

Washburn University
Office of Admissions
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

2.  Submit the following documents with a postmark on or before December 31, 2015 to:

Washburn University
Leadership Institute
Benton 408
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

  • Leadership Scholarship Application
  • Personal resume that highlights your leadership accomplishments
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one letter must be from someone who has directly observed your leadership abilities and skills)
  • Typed essay

3.  Finalists will be notified no later than January 22, 2016.

4.  Participation in Interview Day on February 12, 2016 is required for all selected finalists.

5.  Scholarship recipients will be announced no later than March 4, 2016.  Scholarship recipients accepting the Leadership Scholarship will then agree to the scholarship requirements and responsibilities.